Does Lambie support MUA blockade of Tasmania?

Release Date: 3/03/2020
As the Maritime Union’s virtual blockade of Tasmania rolls on, the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s CEO, Michael Bailey, has called on Senator Jacqui Lambie to stand up for Tasmanian jobs.
“The impact of the Maritime Union’s anti-Tasmanian blockade could be more devastating to local businesses and local jobs than the coronavirus,” Mr Bailey said.
“We know that Senator Jacqui Lambie can use her influence as a cross-bench Senator to deliver for Tasmania when she wants to.  She fought hard for the Federal Government to scrap Tasmania’s housing debt and she should be congratulated for that.  Now she needs to stand up and fight for Tasmanian jobs and businesses.  She needs to call out the Maritime Union for their anti-Tasmanian blockade and support the Morrison Government’s sensible Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill, which would reduce unnecessary costs and delays that law-breaking unions can cause.
“The biggest impact of the MUA blockade will likely be felt in the Senator’s home town of Burnie.  If this issue isn’t resolved soon, Tasmanian workers, many of whom live and shop in Burnie may be stood down and that’s why we’re calling on Senator Lambie to stand up.”

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